So here it is, better late than never -- show 208 served up for your enjoyment. Tonight, Nora and I discuss dreams, poor excuses that are actually real excuses, trolleys and fat people, and a few more things that you'll just have to listen to find out. Enjoy the show!
Just got back from an event, Nora has a headache and the reality is the show is not going to happen tonight. We'll probably record at some point during the day tomorrow. So if you're around, you might be able to catch us on Ustream.
I don't know about you, but I've always wanted to be able to rap like those big rap stars like the Eminem, and the Twopack Shakur. But I think I learned the most from this guy: Speak the Hungarian Rapper. Apparently, all you have to do to really rap like a gansta is to say words like "check" and "business" and haltingly speak about things like "war" and "peace". Come to think of it, this guy is really no different than the mainstream rappers except he doesn't speak like he has jalepeno on his lips. Anyway, enjoy Speak's song "Stop Your War Business." Thanks to Derek for the link.
So, I've been feeling kind of lackluster and burned out as of late and I decided to switch things up by getting some new inking tools: some new cartooning nibs, traditional india ink and some Windsor and Newton sable brushes. Turns out I turned back to my standby Microns and Pitt pens to complete this image. Which led me to the conclusion that I have already found my tools of trade and that, at this point in my life, there was no reason to start anew. Ah well, at least I have the option to use brushes and nibs if I so choose. And really, there's nothing wrong with having a large arsenal of tools to play with.
On tonight's podcast. we talk about the aftermath of the Jog-A-Thon, living vicariously though my famous friends, MST and Rifftrax, more about the bittermelon and Nora's new obsession with tea. Enjoy the ride!
Well, it was only a matter of time until Guitar Hero jumped on the bandwagon and tried to imitate Rock Band. Personally. I hope Rock Band beats the pants off of GH only because in this fight between Vivendi/Blizzard/Activision and EA/MTV/Harmonix. I'm rooting for Harmonix who, even though they have made millions off Rock Band, they are definitely the underdog in this fight.
See more here. I think the Guitar Hero game will suck. But that's just me.
Len TV returns with the results of the Jog-A-Thon!
As you may remember, we asked our listeners to sponsor co-host, Neil, in a Jog-A-Thon to benefit a local elementary school. Well, this afternoon, the event took place and you'll have to watch for yourself to see how Neil did.
There are some prizes up for grabs and Nora will be figuring out that end of it. Someone will be getting a Monster By Mail drawn by either myself, Nora or Neil. Plus, thanks to your pledges, Neil may be hosting an upcoming episode of Jawbone Radio. Thanks for all your support. I firmly believe that we have the best fans in podcasting. Enjoy the vidcast!
Jonathan Coulton and Paul and Storm are living the geek dream. Not only do they get to travel around in a magical bus playing musics for people in buildings all over the country, sometimes cool people are among the people in the building. Take for example this past weekend in San Diego, when Bill Corbett of MST3K fame joined in on a sing-along. Afterwards, the group (which included former Jawbone guest, Mike Nelson and his wife, Bridget) hung out and imbibed spirits at a local pub.
What does this have to do with me? My artwork for Paul and Storm's "Dejected Arrr" tee (available here) ends up at the Rifftrax blog. Unfortunately, it's not credited. But I'll take what I can get. Thanks to Dan for heads up.
Got this great link from Knightwise. What is superheroes let themselves go? I guess this is what it would look like. See em all here. And for those interested, the little known DC universe continues with Granny Goodness, a request by Nora.
Hey everyone: Monday the 19th is the last day to sponsor Neil for the Jog-A-Thon. Just a reminder about the specs: The track is 1/8 of a mile. How many laps will Neil run in 45 minutes? Guess correctly and you can win your very own Monster By Mail--drawn by Nora, Neil or Len. To participate, click the comment box and agree to pledge some amount per lap. Then list the total you think he'll run. All proceeds benefit a local elementary school. Pledges are due May 29th. Or you can call our voicemail line @ 206.666.2326. Neil has agreed to host an episode of Jawbone Radio live on camera if he raises $142.00, so join in the fun!
If you haven't already chimed in with a pledge or a guess, feel free to pledge in the comments for this post. Thanks for participating!
Lots going on around here today, so we keep it short. On today's show, we chat about birthday parties, orange rooms, flies, taxes, the aftermath of .23 cent pizza day and more. Thanks for joining us for this abbreviated show.
We'll probably talk about this on the next show, but as of today, Nora and I are officially the parents of a teenager.
Why do I feel less prepared to handle a teen than an infant? Maybe because an infant can't punch you in the face. I kid, our son is a good tyke even in his old age. And I can't believe he has entered this phase of his life. So soon. Ironically, I feel like I have never left it, so what does it say about me? Regardless, Happy Birthday to my eldest and to everyone else who is sharing this day (you know who you are).
For those of you playing Rock Band expert drums, you know the pain that is Iron Maiden's Run To The Hills. I've often wondered if the RB chart is close to the real drum in any way. Well, this pretty much answers my question. This dude does Rock Band Expert Drum videos on The YooToob and he's pretty darn good. Oh and I should mention that if you are into Iron Maiden and love their zombie mascot Eddie The Head, you can join in the drawing fun at this Flickr group set up by my hobo buddy, Halcyonsnow.
Another little known hero from the DC Universe. Click the pic to learn more about this dude. Incidentally, I also picked up the Marvel Encyclopedia, so don't be surprised to see some lesser known heroes and villains from that tome as well.
This goes out to all the lovely mother's in the world who happen to be reading this blog. And as a client I once worked on said in their ad, "Don't just make it Mother's Day, make it Mother's Night."Bow chickki bow bow. Happy Mother's Day!
It's 23 Cent Pizza night! Neil joins us as we talk more about his training for the upcoming Jog-A-Thon, (if you'd like to sponsor Neil, see this post for details). You can also continue to sponsor him in the comments. We talk about Neil's court date, 23 cents for a pizza, podcasting help and much more. We also feature the music of Frans Huxie. Enjoy the show!
"At 7:58 p.m. in all U.S. time zones, Cartoon Network, TNT, TBS, CNN, and Boomerang will debut an action-packed, two-minute preview of the animated adventure from creator George Lucas and Lucasfilm Animation. It marks the first time a theatrical trailer has received a simultaneous, cross-network airing on Turner Networks. The trailer debuts in theaters on Friday, May 9, along with the first poster for the movie."
See more here. Yet another film to get excited about. Thanks for the heads up, DJ Hojo.
So, over the weekend, I grabbed the DC Comics Encyclopedia. I've been wanting to get it for a while, so I celebrated Free Comic Book day by adding it to my collection of comic tomes. I was take by the number of superheroes that are so ancillary in the DC universe. Really, DC is founded on four, maybe five great marquee heroes. The rest (compared to the Marvel universe) seem like filler.
So I decided to start drawing these secondary heroes and give them some heroic due. I started with a request, Ambush Bug, (shown here) and Neon the Unknown a 1940's superhero who seems to be making a revival this year. I'm planning on doing more, until then, you can keep checking on the Flickr set I created. I'll also try to post as I do these.
Got back a little while ago and brought back a ton of free comics. Five kids grabbing one of each free comic, plus buying a little action figure for themselves is a lot of loot. If you went, share your stories.
Neil joins us for a show where among the topics of discussion are New Zealand, Minties, Illegal Tulip Picking, The Downward Spiral that is Lakewood, and of course - the Jog-A-Thon!
Neil (who is not at all a Fat Guy in the Basement), will be participating in a Jog-A-Thon on May 20th. The track is 1/8 of a mile. How many laps will Neil run in 45 minutes? Guess correctly and you can win your very own Monster By Mail--drawn by Nora, Neil or Len. To participate, click the comment box and agree to pledge some amount per lap. Then list the total you think he'll run. All proceeds benefit a local elementary school. Pledges are due May 29th. Or you can call our voicemail line @ 206.666.2326. Neil has agreed to host an episode of Jawbone Radio live on camera if he raises $142, so join in the fun!
Lots to take in, I know. But it's worth it. Enjoy the show!